Vice-President Joe Biden, in a speech on Wednesday, speaking about…well, really who knows what he was speaking about.
“That’s exactly what you’ve done here in the state. In a sense, it’s both complicated and simple. We’ve learned that certain behavior on the part of an abuser portend much more danger than other behaviors. For example, if an abuser has attempted to strangle his victim, if he’s threatened to shoot his victim her, if he sexually assaulted her – and there’s a number of other signs, there’s about eight others – these are telltale signs that this isn’t your garden-variety slap across the face – which is totally unacceptable, in and of itself,” Biden said.  (emphasis mine.)

gar·den-va·ri·e·ty:  adj.; Common; unremarkable: situation comedies and other garden-variety television fare.


Definition of GARDEN-VARIETY:  ordinary, commonplace

And, from  garden variety:  common, usual, or ordinary; unexceptional

So, according to our eloquent and articulate Vice-President Joe Biden, an ordinary slap across the face is, unacceptable as it itself is,  no real cause for alarm.

Because an ordinary slap across the face isn’t nearly as concerning as an attempt to strangle someone.

I mean, really…a “garden variety slap across the face” is, well, common.  Unexceptional.  Unremarkable.  Commonplace.

How in the world does someone like this buffoon get elected to be our VICE-PRESIDENT?

Oh wait, I know.  Elected by those who don’t listen, don’t care, don’t know what ‘garden variety’ means.  Mostly, don’t pay attention.




Democrat delegates today voted-sort of- on putting “God” and “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel” back into their official 2012 platform.  You know, because the word got out that they discarded God and Jerusalem this year.  Anyhoo,  like Democrats/progressives/marxists/leftists everywhere, they hurried up and put them back in so as not to make the people they want to vote for them mad.

Now, I ask you:  did they put God and Jerusalem back in because most of the delegates just found out they weren’t in there, and insisted that they be?  Or, were those words going back in no matter what?  Because, you know, of the necessity of staying popular with the voters, saying the right words, no matter what.

Judge for yourselves.






In Their Own Words…

by Pup on September 4, 2012

The Democrat Convention just started.  I plan to watch some, as I can tolerate it, but am trying to keep informed about it via Twitter too.  I decided to take a look at the Democratic Party platform for 2012, and see just exactly what they are officially for and against.   So here are some random planks from their official platform, my thoughts in red.

“We will continue to vigorously oppose “Right to Work”
and “paycheck protection” efforts, and so-called “Save our Secret Ballot” measures whenever they are proposed.”–from the Democratic Party platform 2012

The Democrats, pledging to oppose your right to have a job unless you pay a union for the privilege of working.

“We are bound by a shared set of ideals and values rooted in the nnotion that we are greater together; that our collective efforts produce something better than the sum of our individual actions; and that together, rather than divided, we can overcome the greatest challenges that come our way.”

Something about that makes my flesh crawl.

“Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way.”

Well, gee, if it’s just a mass of cells and a growth of tissue, why the angst?  Clergy?  A woman needs to involve her ‘clergy’ in deciding to have ’tissue’ removed?  Methinks they sort of give themselves away here; they know it’s wrong.

“Democrats know that voter identification laws can disproportionately burden young voters, people of color, low-income families, people with disabilities, and the elderly, and we refuse to allow the use of political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens.”

How blatantly insulting to young voters, people of color, low-income families, people with disabilities, and the elderly.  The “soft bigotry of low expectations.”  Bless their hearts, they just can’t get an ID, like the rest of us can. 

OK, done with that for now.  Just can’t read any more of it or listen to any more of it.  God bless America.



No Greater Love…

by Pup on June 18, 2012

I haven’t been blogging regularly, but all is well.  Busy on the farm these days, and then there’s that pesky job that pays the bills.  But, I’m thankful for that pesky job.  So thankful.

Recently, I’ve gotten into subscribing to podcasts and putting them on my iPod.  My classic iPod.  Still going strong after several years.  Anyway, so I’ve subscribed to several podcasts that I then listen to while mowing, because the mowing around here can take some hours.

A few days ago I listened to one such podcast from John MacArthur.  He told a story that brought tears to my eyes, and I want to share it with y’all.  Hope you like.

Tribes once roamed the Soviet expanse much like Indian tribes roamed the Americas. The tribes that controlled the best hunting grounds and the choicest natural resources had the strongest and wisest leaders. I heard about one particular tribe whose success was due to the fairness and wisdom of the laws that their great leader made and enforced. His word was law. One of his greatest laws was that parents must be loved and honored. Other laws included murder as punishable by death, and stealing required severe punishment.

The tribe was prospering greatly when a disturbing thing began to occur. Someone in the tribe was stealing. It was reported to the great leader. He sent out a proclamation that when the thief was caught, he would receive ten lashes from the tribal whip master. The thievery continued despite the warnings, so he raised the punishment to twenty. Still it continued, so he raised it to thirty. Finally he raised it to forty. He knew that only one person in the tribe could survive such a severe lashing–himself.

Eventually the thief was caught. To the horror of everyone, it was the great leader’s own aged mother. The people wondered what the leader would do. His law said that parents were to be loved and honored, yet thieves were to be whipped. Great arguments arose as the day of judgment approached. Would he satisfy his love and save his mother, or would he satisfy his law and watch his mother die under the whip? Soon tribal members were divided–they even bet on what he would do.

Finally the day came. The tribe gathered around the great compound. In the center was a large post driven into the ground. The leader’s great throne sat in the place of prominence. With great pomp and ceremony the leader entered and took his place on the throne. The silence was deafening. His frail little mother was led into the compound between two towering warriors. They tied her to the post. The crowd murmured in debate: will he satisfy his love at the expense of his law, or his law at the expense of his love? The tribal whip master entered carrying a long leather whip. He was a powerful man with bulging muscles. As he approached the little woman, the warriors ripped her shirt off, exposing her frail little back to the cruelty of the lash. Everyone gasped. Was the leader really going to let her die?

The leader sat staring without moving. All eyes darted from him to the whip master and back again. The whip master took his stance, his great arm cracked the whip in the air as he prepared to bring the first lash upon her.

Just as the whip master started to bring his powerful arm forward with the first cutting stroke, the leader held up his hand to halt the punishment. A sigh of relief went up from the tribe. His love would be satisfied. But what about his law?

The leader rose from his throne and strode toward his mother. As he walked he removed his own shirt, throwing it aside. He then wrapped his great arms around his mother, exposing his huge muscular back to the whip master. Breaking the heavy silence he commanded, “Proceed with the punishment.” Thus both his law and his love were satisfied.

Remind you of anything?

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”–Isaiah 53:5



Having Fun With Twitter-#AskMichelle

by Pup on May 11, 2012

Just A Conservative Girl shares some Twitter fun and the #AskMichelle hashtag.  These are good.  I would really love to see Moochelle on camera trying to actually answer some of these questions.

Hop over and enjoy!



I just read this at The Other McCain, a site I read every day and don’t link to nearly often enough.  Stacey  is, as always, in the center of the bullseye on this.

It is always about him.

Read it here.


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The Pastor Facing The Gallows

February 27, 2012

There’s a man in Iran who has been imprisoned since 2009 and has been recently sentenced to death for being a Christian. Youcef Nardarkhani is a Christian pastor whose ancestors were Muslim.  He is charged with apostasy and attempting to evangelize Muslims.  Ordered to recant his faith in Jesus Christ his consistent reply has been, [...]

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Illinois Democrats Pass Discriminatory Law Against Those Who Need Drain Cleaner

January 26, 2012

CHICAGO (CBS) – A new state law requires those who buy industrial drain cleaners and other caustic substances to provide photo identification and sign a log. Where’s the outrage from Debbie Wasserman-Schultz? From the ACLU website: “Don’t let America turn back the clock on the fundamental right to purchase drain cleaner. Tell Attorney General Holder: [...]

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Socialism Is For The People, Not The Socialists

November 20, 2011

H/T to Andrew Wilkow for this. Was listening to Wilkow the other day and he played some audio of a woman who was interviewing some of the “Patriotic Millionaires” who ‘stormed’ Capitol Hill last week to demand that Congress make them pay more taxes. The interviewer was there to point something out to them that [...]

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They’re, There, Their, You’re, Your–If You Can Use These Words Properly You Might Be (Probably Are) Homeschooled

November 12, 2011

Saw this today (H/T Adrienne’s Corner) and just had to pass it on.  Pundette at Pundit & Pundette has a great post, “Getting know where: Public school kids explain why it’s better than homeschooling.”   She covers the responses the NYT received in answer to their recent blog question, “Would you want to be homeschooled?” [...]

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